Meet Elsa. She’s our summer intern this year for the Summer Writing Camp and we think she’s the perfect fit! So, if you’ve registered your 4th-8th grader for summer camp this year, meet their instructor.
Elsa Guenther, Creative Writing Specialist
This fall, Elsa Guenther (Wheaton, Illinois) enters her final year at DePaul University majoring in English, Creative Writing with a Minor in Theatre Studies and Psychology. She’s been on the Dean’s List all quarters in attendance and in 2010 she was accepted through audition as 1 of 40 actors for The Theatre School at DePaul.
During her time at DePaul, Elsa was a Chicago Mentor, a teaching position that introduces Freshman to college life and the city of Chicago. But her studies have taken her beyond Chicago. Last winter she studied Travel Writing, Religion and Politics while she lived with a host family in Morocco. But one of her most rewarding experiences came this spring semester in the National Outdoor Leadership School in New Zealand. A small group of students and 2 instructors backpacked off-trail, sea kayaked, and sailed; all while taking classes with assignments and exams in ecology, first aid and leadership. Elsa admits it was “physically, mentally and emotionally challenging.” Elsa has published poetry, judged speech tournaments and enjoys camping and yoga. We’re excited to have Elsa join TT Patton.
Summer writing camps are for students grades 4th – 8th. This year we’ve included Cursive Writing and Calligraphy. Register today!
Are you still wondering what’s on the other side of this big camera? They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, I think a few words can create thousands of pictures. I worked with a pretty cool film director Randy Young of TAP Productions to pull together this short segment for TT Patton. He started with only a few words…
Have you made a difference
Spread some joy
Had a thought
Have you cared enough for someone to say
I love you
Have you written lately?
TT Patton, Barrington
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The other day I was stopped by a real estate professional, Dragana Rajic. No, she wasn’t stalking me to put my house on the market. I see her pretty much everyday as she works from an office on the second floor above TT Patton. She’s always smartly dressed, rushing to show luxury homes listed by Sotheby’s. But this particular day she stopped half way up the stairwell, very excited to show me something. She was literally balancing on the rail going through her briefcase to get to something she said I would definitely ‘just love’. I couldn’t wait. She handed me a handwritten note her college daughter sent to her last week. It basically said “I love you mom…see you during spring break”, or something like that. It really didn’t matter what it said. It was handwritten on personal stationery she received as a graduation gift last summer, purchased from TT Patton. The words were special. But taking the time to write her mom, just warms my heart. And the orange ink, well, that just made it cute and hip.
A simple box of stationery turned into a love note to a mom.
When clients come to shop for graduates, the first gift I recommend is personal stationery. They can use it to send thank you notes for graduations gifts, for recommendations and even to prospective bosses. Throw in a sheet of forever stamps and you’re good to go.
So Dragana, thanks for sharing. Isn’t this so much better than a text message? You made my day!!